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On Co-op has a large online library providing information on co-op development, the various co-op sectors, and the socio-economic impact of co-operatives in Ontario. Some of these documents cannot be found anywhere else on this site.

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The On Co-op Documents Library: a source for documents and resources for both new and established co-ops.

  • Housing Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS02- Part of our Sector-Specific series of FactSheets. This sheet discusses the benefits of housing co-ops in Ontario, including not-for-profit, equity, and student housing co-ops.

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    PDF 268KB

  • For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Nov-01

    Description

    Factsheet

    STR06 - Part of our series on co-operative structure. A factsheet comparing not-for-profit and for-profit co-ops.

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    PDF 275KB

  • Food and Farm Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Sep-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS05 - Part of our Sector Specific series of Fact Sheets, this insightful document is a great introduction to the wide world of food and farm co-operatives.

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    PDF 279KB

  • Financing a Co-operative

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Apr-06

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP02 - A factsheet on the different avenues of financing available to co-operatives in various incorporation structures. Updated July 2013.

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    PDF 275KB

  • Finacial Services Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Sep-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS01 - part of our "Sector Specific" series of fact sheets. This one is an introduction to Financial services co-operatives.

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    PDF 273KB

  • Election of Directors - Appendix: Sample Script

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Jul-21

    Description

    Factsheet

    APPENDIX - A sample script for running elections for directors.

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    PDF 482KB

  • Directors' Liability and Indemnity

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Nov-01

    Description

    Factsheet

    A factsheet on liability and indemnity for co-op directors.

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    PDF 261KB

  • Developing a Co-op - 10 Steps

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Sep-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP 01 - part of our Best Practice Series. Practical advice for those considering starting a co-op of any type.

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    PDF 705KB

  • Complete list of all On Co-op FactSheets

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Jul-25

    Description

    Factsheet

    A list of all the documents in the co-op FactSheets series, created by On Co-op.

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    PDF 60KB

  • Co-ops: An Overview

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Mar-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    A quick and easy to read summary of the co-operative business enterprise model.

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    PDF 136KB

News

Co-op Principles in Plain Language

Oct 12, 2015 - The co-op principles are the foundation of co-operatives worldwide. To make them more accessible and easy to understand, On Co-op presents a plain-language translation of each of the seven international principles.

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Events

Social Finance Night for Co-operatives & Non-Profits

Dec 13, 2017 - Are you part of a non-profit or co-op that is looking to grow your social venture? Have you struggled to find traditional sources of finance through banks and credit unions?

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